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TONIGHT! Scratchy Fancy! • August 24th, 2016

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TONIGHT! August 24th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT. 
Project: Scratchy Fancy 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Sip the Good Times 

Carve your own path with scratchboards this week!
The world is NOT unchanging, fixed, rigid and unvarying, and neither are you. We’re doing scratch-n-reveal boards this week so that we can address “surface problems” and get to what’s really important.

These scratchboards come with a scratching tool, and a motif for you to follow along with, but disregarding the instructions is also lots of fun. One merely scrapes away the top layer of the board to reveal fun colors underneath! It’s a super easy craft, practically no assemblage required.

We shall literally scrape/scratch away the top layer doing this craft, but here what you can scratch/scrape away in a metaphorical sense:

  • Negative feelings you’re having about that bag of flavored chips you ate
  • Barky political pundits having tantrums on channel whatever
  • Anyone trying to get you to talk to them while you are sitting on the toilet
  • Argument about mayo vs. miracle whip on social media
  • Fears about infinity, clowns, tornadoes, public speaking, or sharks in the bathtub

People are always saying to “stop scratching” or “quick picking at it” but as you can see, this is not one of those nights. Scratch your scratch board, scratch at this stuff, discard or examine what you find, excavate and explore! Because face value is useful, but sometimes… you just gotta delve.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


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CraftNight is your friendly, weekly, arty opportunity to get to know yourselves and others through casual creative pursuit. But were you aware that CraftNight works under the umbrella of an arts non-profit called SparkleBlob? Underneath that umbrella are other happenings throughout the year, and our next endeavor approaches for the fall season, it’s called Gothtober.

The Gothtober Countdown Calendar is a curated time-release flash-based online museum of 31 works of art by 31 different contributors. The official run of the show is from October 1st to the 31st, a new piece being revealed with each day of the month.The best way to see what it is though, is by visiting it!

Gothtober is looking for contributors, and applications are open until August 29th! We’re looking for recipes, comics, tiny weird short films, music, slideshows, animations, crafts, performance, and whatever else you can think up! It’s kind of like entering a film festival, but the content is multimedia.

Every age group and every level of experience is welcome to be a part of this annual collection of virtual treats, and we’re always looking for new blood. Find out more below:

Visit the Official Gothtober Calendar

Visit the Gothtober FAQ

Apply for Gothtober TODAY!

MORE THANGS 

 

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NEXT WEEK I’m Hosting BET YER BOTTOM BINGO August 29th, 2016 • 8pm to 10pm • ELECTRIC MUUMUU BOOGALOO II 
BOOZE PRIZES: George Dickel and Virginia Black whiskeys, Patron XO Cafe Incendio, and a big ol’ bottle of Ketel One Oranje!!! Delicioso!!! SIX Action-Packed GAMES of Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze! We’ll be wearing fancy baggy muumuus to offset the high temperatures!

THIS SATURDAY! 
Ian MacKinnon’s Gay Wet Dreams to Save the World 
As society seems to become more violent, as oceans rise and economic disparity reaches new heights, performance activist MacKinnon follows his cock to look for gay solutions. Take a psychedelic sexual journey to discover some of the deeper meanings behind gay desire.
More Info HERE!

THIS SUNDAY! 
Gal Palace’s Rainbow Fish #12 
Ready for a relaxing Sunday evening hangout with low pressure and great vibes? Rainbowfish is back at Gal Palace!
ACTIVITIES : Games! Board games, Cards Against Humanity, Mario Kart! • Craft table: make collages, cards, & more • Beyoncé Lemonade stand outside! (there’s so much more, go read about it)
More info Here 


COMING TO YOU  IN FALL: CRAFTNIGHT LAB SEPTEMBER 21st ***LIMITED ENGAGEMENT!*** 
 
An early evening craft experience with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, high-end supplies and step-by-step guidance by JP to make a finished project!

 

 

Posted by on August 24, 2016 in EZ Craft

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Necklaces of Success • August 17th, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday August 17rd, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: Necklaces of Success
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Stock up on Cocktails for the Back to School Season! 

We’ve got necklaces necklaces, that’s what we’ve got! I separated bead clusters into lil’ kits, and you can pick which one you want! The pieces are bright and plasticky and will delight your inner ferret (you know, bright shiny objects, OOOOH PRETTY!). To accompany the candy-like baubles in your personal necklace kit will be even MORE colorful kickshaw to pick from on the counter of craft smorgasbord supplies!

I do declare, should you make and wear a necklace at CraftNight, your creation will undoubtedly act as an external arbitrary force affecting human affairs! You WILL get the promotion, your ice cream WILL stay ensconced in its cone, love letters and accolades will pile up at your door! SUCCESS! Come in and make a thing!

CraftNight is your friendly, weekly, arty opportunity to get to know yourselves and others through casual creative pursuit. But were you aware that CraftNight works under the umbrella of an arts non-profit called SparkleBlob? Underneath that umbrella are other happenings throughout the year, and our next endeavor approaches for the fall season, it’s called Gothtober.

The Gothtober Countdown Calendar is a curated time-release flash-based online museum of 31 works of art by 31 different contributors. The official run of the show is from October 1st to the 31st, a new piece being revealed with each day of the month.The best way to see what it is though, is by visiting it!

Gothtober is looking for contributors, and applications are open until August 29th! We’re looking for recipes, comics, tiny weird short films, music, slideshows, animations, crafts, performance, and whatever else you can think up! It’s kind of like entering a film festival, but the content is multimedia.

Every age group and every level of experience is welcome to be a part of this annual collection of virtual treats, and we’re always looking for new blood. Find out more below:

Visit the Official Gothtober Calendar

Visit the Gothtober FAQ

Apply for Gothtober TODAY!

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See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

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Coming Up in August I’m Hosting BET YER BOTTOM BINGO August 29th, 2016 • 8pm to 10pm • ELECTRIC MUUMUU BOOGALOO II 
BOOZE PRIZES: George Dickel and Virginia Black whiskeys, Patron XO Cafe Incendio, and a big ol’ bottle of Ketel One Oranje!!! Delicioso!!! SIX Action-Packed GAMES of Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze! We’ll be wearing fancy baggy muumuus to offset the high temperatures!

THIS THURSDAY
SORORITY: MOLLY! 
Gurl, go see it! The final installment of SORORITY: SUMMER OF LOVE MUSCLES, MONEY and MOLLY. Last show till Winter!

THIS FRIDAY
Tea House Music Night with Arshia Haq of Discostan, Nora Keyes & Nausea Filmmaker, artist, and DJ Arshia Haq will play a set of North African psych, trance, and folk 45 records in the tea house. Aliens L.A with Josef Kristofoletti and Rachid Bouhamidi on view. Special Performances by Nora Keyes and Nausea: (Andrew Dalziell)

THIS SATURDAY
SAM PANCAKE; HOT SWEET & STICKY 
Sam Pancake’s (almost) one-man show featuring character monologues, storytelling and songs (featuring Sir Steven Wishnoff on the piano) performed in the intimate, air-conditioned, alcoholic-beverage allowing Cavern Club Celebrity Theatre nestled within the bowels of the historic Casita Del Campo Restaurant in Silverlake CA.

THIS SUNDAY
PIPES in the PARK 
A few of of our crafters happen to be hot, talented BAG-PIPING individuals! Some of them make up the totally amazing and wonderful PASADENA PIPES. Enjoy pipe band performances from the Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums Grade 3 band and the Kevin R. Blandford Memorial Pipe Band Grades 3 and 5, as they prepare for competition at the Pleasanton Highland Gathering and Games on Labor Day weekend.

 

Posted by on August 17, 2016 in Assembly Craft, Freeform Craft, Jewelry Craft

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TONIGHT!!! Crafter’s Delight! • August 10th, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday August 3rd, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: Crafter’s Delight!
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Be All You Can Be

Crafter’s Delight this evening, I have some very special crafts, but I don’t have a LOT of them. If you drop in, you might just get one, they are seriously rad. I’m using rad genuinely without a hint of irony, I am excited about these, they are enviable.
They are a bit 3-D, special edition kits, I purchased them in a whirlwind of excitement and impulse. There are multiple parts. They are simple to make, but very satisfying. It’s a mystery, isn’t it?

I hope it peaks your interest, because it’s so worth it to come and see what you’ll get.

We’re in for a joyful evening of music, cocktails, crafts, and hopefully, if we get the DVR working right… some Summer Olympics! Hawt Bods, twirling, running, winning, losing, crying, laughing, oh the spectacle of it all!

See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain

Later in August BET YER BOTTOM BINGO August 29th, 2016 • 8pm to 10pm
SIX GAMES of Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze! It’s Electric MuuMuu Boogaloo 2 because it’s not gonna get any cooler, so we are hopping on the muumuu train again!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

 

 

 

Posted by on August 10, 2016 in Assembly Craft

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TONIGHT!!! Personal Black Velvet Posters • August 3rd, 2016

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TONIGHT!!! WednesdayAugust 3rd, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT. 
Project: Personal Black Velvet Posters 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Akbar, M’m! M’m! Good!

 

It’s a new moon, or at least, it’s as close to a new moon as it officially was yesterday, there’s not a whole lot of moon visible in the sky right now. It’s dark and velvety, full of stars, our lovely sky, something to ponder, something to either relax or terrify you. The never ending vastness of the cosmos doesn’t trouble me much, perhaps because there’s so much minutiae to gaze at, internally and externally. This week’s installation of arty civic engagement begs you to do some coloring, and take your mind into the stratosphere and beyond, toward the final frontier.

Despite being cosmic ephemera, we’re still orbiting the sun on this wayward lil’ blue marble. We are the craziest little miracles you ever did see. Somehow, somewhere, the universe has its own boundaries, and in keeping with that theme, I’ve procured for you a little piece of the inky vastness of outer space. It’s a black velvet poster! It’s TINY! It asks that you color it in, and that’s pretty much where it stops asking anything else. There are sparkly snippets for which to add decor, your own flare, your signature style, there will be many items you can glue to your final masterpiece.

This way, if your sentient considerations freak you out and all you can think about is getting sucked out into space with no gravity, never to return… you can take your black velvet craft with you, and all will be well.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

 

 

 

Posted by on August 3, 2016 in Coloring Craft

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TONIGHT!!! Camp Creature Kits • July 27th, 2016

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TONIGHT!!! WednesdayJuly 27th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT. 
Project: Camp Creature Kits 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Akbar, start the night with great taste! 

How do you feel about ducks, beavers, cupcakes, unicorns, foxes, squirrels, and owls?

This is what we’re bringing for you this evening, and these little kits sport some seriously great dimensionality. They’re like… almost 3D, but not, but they really pop, and they’re made out of felt, they look like summer, they seem like fun. They are fun. You’re fun!

We hand-packed these kits, they are in little bags that we filled at the dining room table while drinking iced coffee and listening to peppy electronical musical songs. The kits were packed with energy, which means, by osmosis, you will probably glean some energy from the power of these kits, and be able to tackle all of your goals and tasks of life with aplomb.

These kits are designed to give you that breezy light feeling that comes with picnics by the water, national parks, s’mores by the fire, and cocktails with friends.

Did I say cocktails with friends? Why yes, I do believe I did!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

 

 

 

Posted by on July 27, 2016 in Assembly Craft

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